Testing Strategies

# Testing Strategies

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## Testing Strategies

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1. Testing Strategies

2. The Test • Part I: 100 Multiple Choice 90 Minutes 1.11 questions Per Minute • Part II: 4 Essay Questions 90 Minutes

3. Multiple Choice • What to expect? - Easier questions to begin - Harder questions - Graphs and Data Questions - interpretation

4. Scoring • 1 point for correct answers • 0 points for answers left blank

5. Should you guess? • YES!

6. The Essays • Answer the question you feel most confident about first. • Write for 22 minutes and move the next best question. • Allot 22 minutes per question. • If you finish a question early, go back and work on any that you could add information.

7. Essay Tips • If the essay is broken into parts (a, b, c, etc.), answer the essay in parts. • YOU MUST WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!Outlines and bullet forms are not read. • Write legibly. • Any math problem, no matter how simple, must have WORK and UNITS! - no matter how stupid you think it is

8. REMEMBER! • These essays are designed to make you draw relationships between different topics. • This means you may not “know” the info right away. Not all the answers are simply factual. • Take the time given, think and process.

9. The Essays 1 Data Set Question 1 Document Based Question 2 Synthesis Questions

10. Document Based Questions • Given a small article to read • Prompt for some type of environmental issue • Respond to the issue (pros/cons)

11. Math Problems Set up a conversion table (fence post) Calculate the 2 year cost of power for a factor that uses 120 GWh of electricity per month at a rate of 0.05 dollars per KWh 0.05 \$ 1000 KWh 120 GWh 24 months 1 GWh KWh month

12. Math Problems Set up a conversion table (fence post) Calculate the 2 year cost of power for a factor that uses 120 GWh of electricity per month at a rate of 0.05 dollars per KWh 0.05 \$ 1000 KWh 120 GWh 24 months 1 GWh KWh month

13. Legal Arsenal • CAA • CWA • SDWA • ESA • RCRA -Resouce Conservation and Recovery Act • CERCLA (Super Fund) -Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act • FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act • NEPA - EIS

14. Two Days Before the AP Test (Sat) • Review the Study Guide Book - at this point you should have gone through everything thorougly Review the Major Themes Do a practice Math Essay Get a good night’s sleep – don’t get sleep deprived

15. Test Day Eve (the day before) • Review the stuff you are not as familiar with • Review the themes • Hug a tree and tell the Earth you love it • GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP 10:00 p.m.

16. TEST DAY • Get up! • EAT BREAKFAST – your brain needs energy to work - some carbs (cereal, toast or bagel) - some protein (eggs or yogurt) - a smidge of Caffeine GET TO SCHOOL ON TIME (7:45) – I will personally track you down and remove your spleen with my stapler and affix it to my wall if you are late RELAX – do your best that is all I can ask